Defining Hart Trophy favorites, what to look for in the upcoming outdoor NHL games, Marian Gaborik’s status with the Blue Jackets, Taylor Hall’s current struggles and much more in the latest collection of hockey blogging goodness.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne calls for scrapping the literal definition for assessing Hart Trophy candidates.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe with a helpful guide to the NHL’s five remaining outdoor games this season.

Does Marian Gaborik have a future in Columbus?

Does Marian Gaborik have a future in Columbus?

THE CANNON: Andy Newman on Marian Gaborik’s status with the surging Columbus Blue Jackets.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar with a mid-season report on those surging Jackets.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow attempts to isolate the problem with Taylor Hall’s current performance.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ryan Pike on Coyotes’ forward Rob Klinkhammer’s journey to the NHL.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME:  Catching up with former Blues goaltender Jason Bacashishua.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: On the ice of the Dodger Stadium game between the Kings and the Ducks, Joe Pelletier looks back on when hockey first went Hollywood.